This is a serious, structured wine with a great future. It has weight, tarry black tannins and dense berry fruits. Spice, toast and ripe fruitiness are all melding well together, although they need time. This complex, concentrated wine will be ready to drink from 2018.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.